虚拟助理还有待发展,硅谷在为「他们」招募文艺教练

The next hot job in Silicon Valley is for poets

为了开发虚拟助理,各大技术公司疯狂地招兵买马,文艺工作者成为最热门的行业。

而在关于微软Cortana的性别问题上,微软的工程师一致认为,需要有个「AI性别」:

And despite the voice, the team insists that Cortana isn’t a woman. “She knows that gender is a biological construct, and since she’s not biological, she has no gender,” Harrison said. “She’s proud of her AI-ness.


Intelligent assistant landscape shows slow growth but huge potential

从人工智能各个领域看,虚拟助理的发展还处在早期阶段:

The truth is that innovation in this domain, as in all technological domains, follows a predictable cycle and goes far beyond the big incumbents to include niche players (such as Nokia’s Here, the intelligent mapping and navigation specialist that BMW, Audi, and Daimler bought for $ 3.1 billion several months ago). Tracking that innovation when hundreds of companies are involved is very challenging. But we’ve done our best to accomplish that with the VBProfiles Intelligent Assistance Landscape.